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ATA names new SARO co-ordinator

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Staff officer Genevieve Blais is now heading up operations at the ATA’s Calgary office, the Southern Alberta Regional Office (SARO).

Blais assumed the role of associate co-ordinator SARO on May 1. The role is responsible for the overall co-ordination of the southern office while also providing leadership and support to the Teacher Employment Services program area.

“I am eager to take on this role and I look forward to continuing to support the work of Teacher Employment Services and contributing further to the Alberta Teachers’ Association in a leadership capacity,” Blais said.

Blais became a staff officer in 2015, when she joined staff in the Teacher Welfare program area (now Teacher Employment Services). She has been based in SARO since 2018.

Blais began her career in 2006, teaching French immersion with the Calgary Catholic School District and eventually became an assistant principal. She began her involvement with the Association in her second year of teaching and over the years she served on various local and provincial committees. She has a masters of education (MEd) in educational leadership, earned at the University of Lethbridge. ❚